Italy's $1 homes might be dirt cheap, but they need a lot of work — take a look inside

Urbanization has led to the dwindling populations of provincial settlements as cities and their suburbs thrive and become overpopulated. As a result, some of Italy's most beautiful, historical small towns are dying out.

The headline-grabbing low prices are designed to combat that, and what success there has been so far has led to a proliferation of similar strategies being deployed across the country."